General Website Links Arts/Education/Disability
arts4nevada.org, includes event calendar that is Nevada’s only statewide arts and culture calendar. With a single click find details about concerts, performances, exhibitions, literary events, festivals and so much more.
VSA, an affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, is the the international organization on arts and disabilities with a wealth of information concerning the arts, disability and more. VSA Nevada is a state affiliate of VSA.
Including SamuelThe Including Samuel project is built on the nationally acclaimed documentary film by Dan Habib about his son, Samuel. The project builds more inclusive schools and communities through curriculum, training, and outreach.
Partnership for 21st Century Skills Places the creativity and innovation at the center of what a student should know and be able to do for success in the 21st century.
Whole Child Education Members of the Whole Child community make a difference by advocating to ensure that every child is healthy, safe, engaged in learning and their community, supported by caring adults, and exposed to a challenging curriculum that includes arts, music, and other essential courses.
ARTSEDGE The National Arts and Education Network – supports the placement of the arts at the center of the curriculum and advocates creative use of technology to enhance the K-12 educational experience.
Arts Education Partnership (AEP) A national coalition of 140 arts and education organizations that demonstrate and promote the essential role of the arts in the learning and development of every child and in the improvement of America’s schools. VSA serves on the AEP Steering Committee.
Arts and cultural orgniazations need to maximize your audience potential by ensuring that facilities and programs are accessible to all. The National Endowment for the Arts Office of Accessibility has created several tip sheets and guides. Access at://arts.gov/resources/accessibility/pubs/index.html
These suggestions may be helpful in planning arts activities, events or special programs for people with the following disabilities:
- General Disability
- Attention Deficit Disorder
- Learning Disabilities
- Mental Illness
- Mental Retardation
- Mobility Limitations
- Traumatic Brain Injury
Arts & Disabilities Websites
Artists with Disabilities Registry Link
VSA Nevada plays an active role in the promotion and cultivation of emerging and established artists with disabilities. Through exhibitions, performances, galleries, and artists residencies, VSA Nevada is able to create opportunities for these artists and raise public awareness of their artistic contributions. Artists who are interested in becoming involved with the VSA Nevada network are encouraged to join the national VSA and VSA Nevada’s Artists Registry. VSA’s Artists Registry is a computerized listing of images and information on more than 1,000 artist with disabilities. The Registry offers artists an opportunity to raise their visibility and reach others interested in promoting their artwork. Membership in the Artists Registry is free and open to all artists with disabilities. Artists who submit a registry form, biography, 5 slides of their artwork and sign the release form are accepted for listing in the Artists Registry. Registry members receive announcements on upcoming VSA events and “The Palette”, an informative artists’ newsletter. Artists also have an opportunity to be included in VSA’s online gallery that is open to visitors all over the world. Members may participate in a list service that provides regular exchanges of information related to the visual arts. By building this online community, artists are encouraged to develop a network of peer support. Please visit http://vsarts.org/x203.xml to register and view the online gallery.
Adaptive Resources http://vsarts.org/x1022.xml includes an extensive listing of links for
- Art Supplies and Adaptive Tools
- Music resources
- Resources for Performers
- Advocacy organizations